32 Londoners - A series of 32 talks on famous Londoners on the Coca-Cola London Eye, in association with Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation on 11th June 2015HomeAboutThe London EyeTickets
32 Londoners - 32 Speakers - 32 Journeys - Men & Women who found their fortune in London
Gavin MacFadyen on Julian Assange - Activist
Born Farrokh Bulsara, 1946, ZanzibarClick here for tickets - June 11th 2015

Julian Assange is an Australian journalist and publisher, more popularly known as the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks. He took university courses in Mathematics, Programming and Physics though he never completed his degree. He began hacking activities under the name Mandax in the late 1980s and was charged several times for illegally accessing multinational communication corporations. He founded Wikileaks, an organisation which publishes classified information in 2006. In 2010 the US authorities attempted to charge him under the 1917 Espionage Act. He sought refuge in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy in 2012 to avoid deportation to Sweden where he feared extradition to the US. He has alternately been hailed as a truth-teller holding governments to account and an irresponsible trouble-maker who puts national security at risk.

Gavin MacFadyen is Director and Founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism. He has worked on investigative television programmes for Panorama, World in Action, The Money Programme and Dispatches, among others. MacFadyen has researched and produced stories on subjects including child labour, Neo-Nazis in Britain, a history of the CIA, maritime piracy and Frank Sinatra's links with organised crime.

8:30 pm - Guests to arrive in the the 32 Londoners' departure lounge in County Hall's Riverside Rooms. Music and entertainment will be provided. Please use this time to find your group. Hosts will be holding signs of the Londoner who is the subject of each of talk.
8:45 pm - First embarkation. Complimentary drinks will be served in your capsule.
9:50 pm - Last disembarkation. Please return to County Hall for more entertainment.
11:00 pm - Lounge closes.

The Venue - Coca-Cola London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB
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